Monday, January 4, 2010

An electronic nudge for speaker practice

Need a regular prompt to rehearse for that presentation? A gentle nudge to keep your practice sessions on track? Now you can try an electronic prompt in the form of HabitForge, a website that lets you enter a goal--say, practicing the opening of your speech for a half-hour daily--then sends you an email each day to inquire whether you were successful in reaching that goal. The site aims to get you to take that step every day for 21 days, in order to make it a habit; you can keep your goals private or publish them so others can "cheer you on." (Coming soon: The ability to get a prompt only on certain days of the week, rather than every day.) Hat tip to Lifehacker, where you can read more about HabitForge.

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